Types of In Home Senior Care in San Diego, CA and the Surrounding Area
Find out which of the many types of in home senior care is best for your loved one in San Diego, CA
Millions of American seniors need help and support with daily living tasks to remain safely in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. When looking for a caregiver to help a senior loved one it can be a challenge to sort your way through the many different types of in home senior care.
In-home care services typically refer to non-medical homemaking and personal care tasks. Some of the more common tasks include laundry, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and local transportation. Personal care includes such services as bathing, grooming, toileting, transferring and positioning, hygiene support, dressing, and eating assistance.
Seniors who require medical support may be able to have their needs met at home through private duty nursing support. Many in home senior care agencies, like Comfort Keepers, will offer both homemaking and private duty nursing support for the convenience of the senior.
It is important to verify what services a care provider specializes in based on the needs of your loved one. This is especially important if your loved one has a progressive or chronic medical disorder such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, ALS, etc.
Be sure to know who you are hiring. While this may sound silly, caregivers hired through employment-based agencies are employees of the company. However, if you hire an independent caregiver or a caregiver from a registry, you are likely the employer and may be responsible for taxes, insurances, and other employer-employee items.
In addition to taking care of employee-related items, most agencies also take the time to screen their employees, run background checks, check references, and offer training to their caregivers. You will need to perform many, most, or all these tasks when hiring an independent caregiver or hiring through a registry.
For more information about the different types of in home senior care, to learn more about the many advantages of working with Comfort Keepers, or to schedule a free in-home consultation, contact a senior home care coordinator today.